Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

August 2018
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake are always preparing for a fun and safe weekend.  Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an abundance of recreation opportunities.  While participating in water related recreation activities, always wear your life jacket.

Searching for a fun, outdoor activity? Look no further than the Carlyle Lake Geocache Trail! The new and improved geocache trail is a perfect activity for the entire family. It will test your way finding skills while providing scenic views from some of the hidden gems around the lake. The trail has seven caches scattered around the lake and if you find all seven, you can turn in your Geocache Trail Sticker Collecting Card for a special prize at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center! Ready to begin the hunt? Use the following coordinates to find the first geocache: N 38° 37. 401′ W 089° 21. 666′

Camping Opportunities

• Dam West, Coles Creek and Boulder Campgrounds are open with sites available on a first-come-first-serve basis and also through reservation by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov

• McNair and Dam East Campgrounds are open on a first-come-first-serve basis.

• Eldon Hazlet State Park is also open and has sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis or online at www.reserveamerica.com

Weekend Activities

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers educational programs in the campgrounds and at the beaches on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Presentations are free and open to the public. Listed below are the available weekend activities:

Friday, August 31st:

8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Our Lake’s History
8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Wildlife Trivia
8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Birds of Prey

Saturday, September 1st:

2:00 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety Games
2:30 p.m. Harbor Light Bay Beach – Water Safety Games
2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety Games
3:00 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety Games
3:00 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety Games
8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Wildlife Trivia
8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Birds of Prey
8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Our Lake’s History

Sunday, September 2nd:
10:00 a.m. Carlyle Lake Main Dam Tour
2:00 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety Games
2:30 p.m. Harbor Light Bay Beach – Water Safety Games
2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety Games
3:00 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety Games
3:00 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety Games
8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Birds of Prey
8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Our Lake’s History
8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Wildlife Trivia

Monday, September 3rd:
10:00 a.m. Carlyle Lake Main Dam Tour – Starts at the top of Carlyle Lake Dam
2:00 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety Games
2:30 p.m. Harbor Light Bay Beach – Water Safety Games
2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety Games
3:00 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety Games
3:00 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety Games

 

Visitor Center


The Carlyle Lake Visitor Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Visitor Center has exhibits, a gift shop, and brochures to help plan your stay at Carlyle Lake.

Life jackets are available at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center through the “Life Jacket Loan Program.” For a $5.00 deposit, a life jacket can be borrowed for the day. When the life jacket is returned in good condition, the deposit will be refunded. Please remember to always wear your life jacket when in, on, or around the water. Life jacket loaner stations are also available at Keyesport, Dam West, McNair, and Coles Creek beaches and boat ramps.

Please read the Corp News Release for information on Water Safety… Corp NR 14-27 Safety Message

For more information contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or e-mail at  carlylelake@usace.army.mil